A 46-year-old man faces felony charges after authorities found a large quantity of methamphetamine in his vehicle.
Travis Buechler, of Minatare, has been charges with possession of methamphetamine (28-139 grams), a Class IC felony, and no tax stamp, a Class IV felony.
According to an arrest affidavit, a Scottsbluff Police officer had pulled into the parking lot of a local convenience store when he observed a man exit a vehicle and go to a pickup with a man sitting in the driver’s seat. The man opened the passenger door of the pickup, got in and exited the pickup a short time later. He walked back to his vehicle, opened the rear hatch of his vehicle and then back to the pick up and got into the passenger seat again. A short time later, he exited the pick up, went into the convenience store and pack to his car.
A police officer made contact with the driver of the pick up, identified as Buechler. On the seat of the pickup, the officer observed a digital scale. The man denied having any knowledge of the scale and the officer asked him to show him the scale. Buechler handed the scale to the officer, which had white residue on it.
The officer searched Buechler, finding two clear plastic baggies, two cell phones and $224 in cash. Buechler was arrested and the pick up was searched.
During the search, the officer found a baggie with a crystal-like substance that appeared to be methamphetamine, a plastic container containing two plastic baggies of a green leafy substances believed…
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